‘Criminal Minds’ stars Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna Reunite

Matthew Grey Gubler and Joe Mantegna.
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Almost 4 years after FBI agent David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) left Prison Minds, he reunited with former costar Matthew Grey Gubler.

“Had dinner with the man who’s like a son to me,” Mantegna, 75, tweeted on Wednesday, August 16, alongside a photograph of him hugging Gubler, 43, who performed Dr. Spencer Reid.

Mantegna left Prison Minds in 2019 after 12 years on the CBS sequence.

“As I wrap up my final day of filming Prison Minds, I can’t assist however mirror in awe at what a really fantastic expertise it has been,” he tweeted on the time. “As you understand I got here to a present already in manufacturing. I used to be welcomed by the forged and crew immediately, making me really feel a part of the workforce on day one. The following 12 years can be a wild and fantastic journey. Sure, I’ll miss taking part in David Rossi, and I’ll miss the fantastic writing that introduced him to life, however largely I’ll miss seeing my fellow forged mates and our implausible crew each day. It might appear to be a cliché to say we’re like household, however it’s so very true.”

He continued: “In 15 seasons, we’ve all grown a bit of older, hopefully a bit of wiser too. We laughed collectively, we cried collectively, and like a household we gained and misplaced members alongside the best way. Some acquired married, some acquired divorced, some had youngsters, some had multiple! … As I pack up my belongings from my trailer and cargo my automobile, I’m glad with what we achieved and pleased with the work.”

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Almost a 12 months later, Prison Minds — which started airing on CBS in 2005 — wrapped up its last season in February 2020 and Gubler took to social media to mirror on the final 15 years.

Matthew Gray Gubler Reunites With Former ‘Criminal Minds’ Costar Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna and Matthew Grey Gubler.

“I’ve carried these 3 props with me nearly each day for the final 15 years,” he captioned a Twitter photo of his FBI badge, pistol and watch. “After tonight I’ll simply carry them in my coronary heart the place I’ll ceaselessly preserve recollections of the most effective crew, the most effective forged, and the most effective fands (followers/pals) a fictional crimefighter might ever have.”

In July 2022, it was introduced that the franchise can be again by way of a 10-episode sequence titled Prison Minds: Evolution. The present would come with among the former forged resembling Mantegna, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook dinner, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler and Adam Rodriguez. Shortly after its premiere, Paramount introduced that Prison Minds: Evolution had already been renewed for an additional season.

“We’re thrilled to carry much more twisted storylines to our loyal followers of Prison Minds: Evolution with the order of one other season,” Tanya Giles, the chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, mentioned in a January assertion. “The sequence has all the time been a constant high performer for Paramount+ and followers have rapidly embraced this new season with its extra serialized parts. There are nonetheless many darkish twists and turns but to return for the BAU this season and we are able to’t await followers to see what’s in retailer.”